Stories from the StoryCorps Chicago recording booth, which is closing its doors after almost a decade of wonderful interviews.
“We looked like a very scary situation coming in there. And we turned into a party people wanted to join.”
“It is a very specific cloud hanging over us. It just feels like we’re at pause.”
Get to Know StoryCorps
In honor of Pride Month, listen to stories of trailblazing LGBTQ elders in our new story collection.
A Life Worth Living
MJ Seide remembers falling in love and getting to know the extended family she never thought she would have. She and her granddaughter reflect on their close family bonds.
The Door She Opened
At the age of 63, Dee Westenhauser came out as a transgender woman. While growing up in the 1950s, her Aunt Yaya gave her an opportunity that no one else would: a safe, loving space to be herself.
A Beautiful Gray In The Gayborhood
In this episode, we visit an LGBT-friendly apartment building in the heart of Philadelphia's "Gayborhood." Join us as we meet the residents.